Who manufactures and/or sells stronger axle shafts for the Dana 35 TTB? custom lengths?
Summers Bros, Currie, Gear 1 Industries, Yukon, and maybe Sandy Cone. Try to find something off-the-shelf at a 4wd supply first.
CTM also does custom axle splining. I talked to Jack (think his name was Jack) about a set of D44's for my F150 a year or so ago and then never went through with it. His U-Joints are legendary and I've heard good things about the axle shafts too.
well its worked for years and if your are talking about using the cv in place of the slip yoke axle on a ttb good luck.Interesting idea, to extend the slip yoke.
If I don't find a source for high quality shafts, I might have to go with CV's and Joebuilt cut/through hardened 4340 shafts Do away with the PITA Ujoints and their flimsy yokes altogether.
well its worked for years and if your are talking about using the cv in place of the slip yoke axle on a ttb good luck.
what exactly has 'worked for years'? OEM shafts seem to lose a yoke every time I engage low range, and D44 hubs are nothing but problematic latey, between lack of sealing and mechanical damage from hanging out in the breeze. I can deal with that if I slow down on breaking shafts though...
everything in any of the axles i have built.we must not be as hard on parts as you seem to be.
yeah all the local guys that plow snow with a ttb truck or bronco buy axles from me a lot.one guy has had some made,he said he got them from yukon.i was going to get an axle shaft from a solid axle and have it resplined with a spline length of 5 inches.im doing a 44/35 ttb set up for a friend in an explorer that probably wont have more than 200hp so some of what im dealing with doesnt have a bunch of power behind it.seriously though what other options are out there,cv,cornay,birdfield,im not so confident on using some of them in this app.plus having a bunch of spares around kind of keeps me tethered to doing it that way.some of the options may work out im just saying for me the cost over what i have on the shelves is a hard sell.good luck and make sure to post up what route you go.
for sure,i want to use the dodge unit bearing and half the stuff that pbp posted about cv's and build a 4x a arm set up.the cv's are a smoother operating system until they come apart just the same as u joints.with a small vehicle im worried about the axle length.i still think that a dana 44 ttb center section could be used with some new axles with drive plates on it.
I have no reason (yet) to use a D44 center section. The D35 is way WAY lighter and smaller (clearance, both ways). IF I start deleteing 27 spline inners on more than freak occasions, I will somehow materialize some 30 spline side gears for the ARB(doubt it wil be an issue with the TrueTrac in the 'sploder), and beef it up that way. The R&P seems to hold together just fine, so far. I haven't put any serious HP to it yet either, but I am hopeful Actually, in low range (where the breaking generally occurs) I won't be pushing much, if any boost, so power levels won't be unhealthy even after I get the air stuffers done
If the R&P start failing, I think it would be time to jump in to my A-arm project with both feet, instead of just wading around the edges
I'm also toying with quick adjust droop limiters that I can engage when I'm pokin' around in low range, but let loose for the high speed stuff.
THe TTB has so many options and good things going for it that I hate to abandon it for A-arms, but I'll keep playing around until I come up with a combination that meets my expectations. I may never get there, but that's OK too: I'm learing all sorts of things,
and I'M having fun
i like the weight of the 35 too but the 44 had an early model with a 3 bolt flange axle on the pass side,it can be duplicated for the drivers side to make some type of supported bearing set up for the flanged axles,maybe.its just a thought at this point i have too many other obligations right now to work on my own stuff unless it breaks.